Chassagne-Montrachet "La Goujonne" 2007, Hubert Lamy
Red Chassagne needs to be made carefully since the tannins from the Chassagne terroir can be over-emphatic. This pinot kicks off with roasted apple aromas followed by plums. Good hefty tannins suitably balanced by rich black/red fruits and a finish of plum stones. This Chassagne has that oh-so-Burgundian balance of fresh and ripe berry and stone fruit. Needs time to soften and swell. Photo shows vineyard workers in Chassagne in April 2009.